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Notice: Part closure of Nature Trail: To prevent damage to the fragile habitat, a section of the Nature Trail along Spinney Bank is currently closed until the ground dries. Access to the three wildlife hides on the trail remains open. Please speak to the staff in the Visitor Centre if you would like details of the closure or alternative routes.

The National Trust's oldest nature reserve, and England's most famous fen

Wicken Fen, one of Europe's most important wetlands, supports an abundance of wildlife. There are more than 8,500 species, including a spectacular array of plants, birds and dragonflies.

The raised boardwalk and lush grass droves allow easy access to a lost landscape of flowering meadows, sedge and reedbeds, where you can encounter rarities such as hen harriers, water voles and bitterns.

Wicken Fen Vision, an ambitious landscape-scale conservation project, is opening up new areas of land to explore. Our grazing herds of Highland cattle and Konik ponies are helping to create a diverse range of new habitats.

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You can explore Wicken Fen on foot, bike or boat.

Cycle hire and boat trips operate daily from 29 March.

First cuckoo of spring

The first cuckoo of spring arrived at Wicken Fen over the Easter weekend.

Experience Wicken's amazing birdlife with our Ranger's on a Dawn Chorus Walk on Saturday 3 or Sunday 11 May, 4.45 - 7.30am.

Tickets £12 available on 0844 249 1895 or online

 

 

  

 

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